Quick Hits: Ariana Grande, The Weeknd, Five Finger Death Punch, R.E.M.
June 26, 2014


Ariana Grande
MTV is bringing back the music video countdown show Total Request Live for one day only, with the help of Ariana Grande. The TRL 30-minute special with Grande will be called Total Ariana Live and it will air on July 2 at 7 p.m. ET/PT. MTV News' Sway Calloway will host, and Grande is slated to perform a version of her song "Problem" as well as debut her upcoming single, "Break Free." "It's a huge honor to be able to bring back a show like TRL, I used to love watching it growing up," Grande said in a statement. "Can't wait to celebrate with my loves in Times Square. Might have some surprises too!"

The Weeknd has announced a handful of live dates dubbed the King of the Fall tour, featuring Jhene Aiko and ScHoolboy Q as opening acts. The four North American dates take place on September 19 in Brooklyn, NY; September 21 in Toronto, Canada; October 9 in Hollywood, CA; and October 10 in San Francisco, CA.

Five Finger Death Punch co-founder and drummer Jeremy Spencer and publisher HarperCollins have announced a September 2 release date for Spencer's autobiography, Death Punch'D, Surviving Five Finger Death Punch's Metal Mayhem. Spencer will offer fans a wry and rollicking tale of music, addiction and recovery. "At first, I was apprehensive about the reaction I'd get from having the 'arrogance' to think anyone would want to read about my life," Spencer said. "However, that initial apprehension has been replaced by knowing that if my story can help even one person, whatever criticism I might receive will pale in comparison. I'm not proud of many of the episodes in the book, but the person I was, under the influence, is not who I choose to be. A heartbeat away from death, I chose life. So, more than anything, I think Death Punch'd is a reflection of how far one can fall and still find a way back, a way to accomplish goals and dreams, and more important... a way to live."

R.E.M.'s two live sessions on the show MTV Unplugged will be released on vinyl on September 2. R.E.M. will offer MTV Unplugged 1991 and MTV Unplugged 2001. Each vinyl release will feature the entire performance, including additional songs not aired on the original broadcast.




 
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